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Finance / Cost Analyst - Contract

Saskatoon, SK

 The Opportunity:

The Financial Analyst (FA) assists in coordinating the financial reporting and analysis activities in the Saskatoon operation.  This position works closely with operations to accurately reflect the results, ensure internal controls are in place and monitored, and provide expertise and support.  This role also encompasses elements of Cost Analysis, working with our various teams to manage cost of product, inventory, and earned labour.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Reporting of the Weekly Vitals and Period End P&L Report
  • Investigate variances, determine root causes, and recommend actions to minimize
  • Understand driving activities and provide analytics to assist management.  Put controls in place to minimize variances and meet with stakeholders to review monthly results
  • Provide detailed yield/manufacturing analytics to management for decision making purposes
  • Ensure controls are in place to correctly report manufacturing performance, investigating and correcting discrepancies
  • Work with manufacturing/engineering/finance to put in place more efficient and accurate processes
  • Participate in inventory management through posting of cycle counts, inventory dispositions, and following up on issues
  • Play a key role in key tasks of the period end close process. 
  • Complete analysis and reporting on balance sheet accounts relating to Operations and ensure controls are in place, and items are accounted for.
  • Provide coverage for Finance Team Members as required.
  • Provide leadership in formulating reports (both recurring and ad-hoc) which highlight opportunities and our progress in minimizing costs.
  • Provide analytical support to the Saskatoon facility.
  • Be active and participate in Six Sigma projects.  Strive to Six Sigmatize the FA function

What You’ll Bring:

  • Post-secondary education in an Accounting program
  • Proficiency with MS Office, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP or an ERP environment is an asset
  • The ability to work cross-functionally
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and team building skills

What We Offer at Maple Leaf Foods:

  • Being part of a high-performance, people-focused company that has an inspiring and unique vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, and a deep commitment to sustainable protein across North America.
  • An inclusive company culture and a work environment that keeps our people safe, rewards excellence, and empowers everyone to learn and contribute their best.

About Us:

We’re a carbon neutral food company on a purposeful journey to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts that protect our planet. We care about our communities and commit to reducing food insecurity in Canada. Join us on the journey. Let’s build a better future, together.

We’re passionate about food. For more than 100 years, we’ve made delicious, healthy protein that Canadians love under iconic national and regional brands, like Maple Leaf®, Schneiders®, and Greenfield Natural Meat Co.® We’re on a journey to become the most sustainable protein company – not just in Canada – but on earth.
  • We are carbon neutral.
  • We are one of the only food companies in Canada to set science-based targets.
  • We aim to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025.
We’re a global food company with more than 13,500 team members. We operate sites in 20+ locations across Canada. We also have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, and do business in Asia.

A diverse and inclusive work environment

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision and living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values. We believe in building, investing in, recognizing, and rewarding remarkable people who value an inclusive workplace, embrace all forms of diversity, and commit to including every voice in our collaborative environment. We’re so much stronger when we know we’re accepted and valued for who we are and what we each bring to the workplace.

We embrace a strong, values-based culture

Our eight Leadership Values are our north star. They guide the decisions we make for all our stakeholders: our consumers, our customers, our people, our communities, our shareholders, and the environment.
  • Doing What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees.  As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated by March 31, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination.   In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination by March 31, 2022 (or prior to their first day of work if the start date is after March 31, 2022).  We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws
We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.
Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

 

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